Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I think there is a possibility there will be a spring this year, although snow is in the 10 day forecast. I am really hoping that my note cards will at least bring spring into the hearts of the friends that I am going to send them to.
I used Cricut cartridge A Child's Year to cut out the spade, tulips and boy with a bird. He reminded me of a friend I had on the farm who could coax birds to land on his hand. It always fascinated me how he could do it even though I was very frightened of birds.
This boy is cut from CTMH slate and the bird is painted blue with a CTMH Opaque pearl as the eye. The spade is also from the slate and the shovel of the spade is aluminum cut from a diet coke can and glued on to the spade. The tulips are from a scrap of green and a scrap of yellow. I like to use scraps of paper whenever I can as I save almost everything! The blooms of the tulips have CTMH Liquid Glass applied. The WELCOME SPRING is from a CTMH stamp set in outside denim ink. The background is a printed paper of blue and very light grey.
This card will be entered in Bitten By the Bug 2, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, Exploring Cricut and More, and Heart 2 Heart.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I used the Cricut cartridge "St. Patrick's Day" for the rainbow and pot of gold and the Cricut/CTMH cartridge Art Philosophy for the background. I used CTMH white paper for rainbow and black paper for pot. The rainbow is colored with CTMH colored pencils and the gold is embossed with the CTMH dot embossing folder. I used a cotton pad to rub Topiary ink on the card surrounding the background.
A great big thank you to Katie from Katie's corner for the new ideas that she showed at a CTMH party this past weekend. I would never have thought about using a cotton pad to rub stamp pad ink on a card.
My card is going to the following challenges:
Heart to Heart
Exploring Cricut and More